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EU will reopen its borders -- but probably not to Americans

June 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The European Union is preparing to reopen its external border to 15 countries outside of the bloc as early as Wednesday. However, one country that won't be featured on the proposed list is the United States of America, according to two EU diplomats.

However, one country that won't be featured on the proposed list is the United States of America, according to two EU diplomats.

The diplomats, who were not permitted to discuss the matter before the EU's 27 member states had reached an agreement, have confirmed to CNN that EU governments have been given until lunchtime Tuesday to agree on the list of 15 countries allowed entry.

The list is included in a set of recommendations from the EU Council to member states, which set out criteria for countries to meet before their nationals are allowed entry to the bloc and the methodology for meeting that criteria.

This requires that countries allowed entry have coronavirus infection rates equal to or better than the EU.

But EU officials hope that having the recommendations in place means the member states will reopen their borders in lockstep.

Member states are expected to approve the list and the guidelines by qualified majority on Tuesday, rather than by a unanimous decision.

EU officials have been quick to point out that decisions on who can and cannot enter the bloc are not political, but based on science that allows member states to keep their citizens safe.

However, as another EU diplomat previously explained to CNN, "For sure, you can see not being on the list as something political, when one country is allowed in and another is not," but insisted that "it is only ever about health. "

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